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Some researchers point to climate change in algae blooms and other water woes listen

10/28/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: water, algae, nutrient pollution, climate change, global warming, fisheries, the Gulf of Mexico

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Scientists are studying the effects of harmful algae blooms on water supplies and ecosystems. During a five-day symposium in Sarasota looking at the science behind algae blooms and other harmful outbreaks, experts tied increasing water problems to climate change. Patricia Tester, a researcher with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, studies bacteria that cause Ciguatera fish poisoning.

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Hillsborough County's Adopt a Pond Program; and Edward Snowden on the Run from the US Government

06/24/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of the program we’ll talk about an important local environmental program in Hillsborough County- The Adopt a Pond program. On the second part of the program we’ll talk about Edward Snowden- the private contractor who has become a whistleblower revealing the extent of US spying on electronic communications.

John McGee and Jennifer Aragon are live in the studio with us—she's with the Hillsborough County Ado...

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Florida Pricing Higher Education Beyond Reach of Floridians? And What's Causing Algae Outbreaks in Florida?

08/22/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today well talk about corporations trying to make it easier to pollute Florida’s freshwater rivers, lakes and springs. We’ll also talk about the burden of the high cost of education here in Florida. But first, two listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we talked about the militarization and heavy surveillance that accompanied the Republican National Convention four years ago in St. Paul Minnesota. Here’s wha...

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Agae Blooms Hurting More Florida Waterways

07/25/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei.

Yesterday the AP reported: "Three environmental groups sued the Army Corps of Engineers, the state and a water management district Monday over smelly, slimy green algae blooms that have been polluting the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida.

The lawsuit in U.S. District Court here alleges the corps is violating state and South Florida Water Management District regulations by diverting water that should be going into the river...

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Tampa City Council looks at fertilizer ordinance's economic impact listen

11/03/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the Tampa City Council took another look at the economic impact of a ban on the sale of fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus. Fertilizer companies are still trying to have their say.

Fertilizer companies have been asking the City of Tampa to consider making exceptions for their products. Jan McLean is on the city’s legal team, and asked the city to consider an exception in the ordinance for fertilizers used only on edible plant...

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Environmentalists seek summer ban on lawn fertilizer

12/08/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Some local governments are trying to ban lawn fertilizing in the summer months. Runoff from lawns pollutes the bays, rivers , streams and lakes. Tomorrow, the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission will discuss the issue in a workshop.

Joining us now, Phil Compton, Regional Representative in the Sierra Club Florida Regional Office and Cathy Harrelson, chair of the Sierra Club’s Coastal Task Force.

Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s model recommendations went to all local ...

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